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Kejriwal files nomination

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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal interacts with party leaders during a programme

 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal interacts with party leaders during a programme
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal interacts with party leaders during a programme

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal  filed his nomination from New Delhi assembly constituency for the Feb 7 polls.

The former Delhi chief minister met with protests by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers as he reached the district magistrate office on Shahjahan Road at 11.20 a.m.

The BJP workers standing outside the district magistrate office shouted anti-Kejriwal and pro-Narendra Modi slogans. Then, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers also started raising anti-Modi slogans.

It took Kejriwal nearly an hour to complete the procedure.

“It is people who have to decide who they need to vote for…In fact, they have decided that they have to vote for the AAP in full majority,” Kejriwal said after filing his nomination papers.

“My biggest challenges are corruption and price rise. I accept that people were angry because of our resignation earlier, but now their anger is over and they have full faith in us,” he added.

Kejriwal was scheduled to file his nomination papers Tuesday, but failed to do so as he could not reach the district magistrate’s office on time.

In New Delhi assembly constituency, his main opponents are the Congress’ Kiran Walia and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Nupur Sharma.

Sharma filed her nomination ahead of Kejriwal Wednesday.

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